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Mumps cases reach 15 at Kansas State University


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The number of mumps cases at Kansas State University is now up to 15 since February.

The Manhattan Mercury ( ) reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is recommending that people in close contact to others diagnosed with mumps receive a third dose of the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. The recommendation is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's outbreak control guidance.

The university says that three students were diagnosed in February, forcing the school to consider the situation an "outbreak."...

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